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Dan Deacon: Riffing With A New Voice

Monday, March 02, 2015

Watch the endlessly exuberant electronic musician perform songs from his latest album, Gliss Riffer, in the Soundcheck studio.


Emmy The Great: Elegant Pop And Poetic Wordplay

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Watch the Hong Kong-born, London-raised, Brooklyn based songwriter perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Guster, Live In The Greene Space

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The band Guster is back with a denser, dancier version of their iconic 90s sound.

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Lady Lamb Broadens Her Palette On 'After'

Monday, February 23, 2015

The contemplative and uninhibited songwriter returns to perform songs from her upcoming album, After, in the Soundcheck studio.


The Best Thing About Drake's Mixtape Is the Memes

Thursday, February 19, 2015

When Drake released his mixtape If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late last week, fans flocked online to listen and have some fun with Photoshop.


BRONCHO: Indie Pop Hooks You Can't Stop Singing

Monday, February 16, 2015

With playful melodies you won't forget, the Oklahoma band plays songs from its 2014 album, Just Enough Hip To Be Woman, in the Soundcheck studio.


Jim Jarmusch: Walking The Tightrope

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The filmmaker and musician discusses walking the line between narrative and abstraction, his live scores for Man Ray's silent films, and previews his upcoming opera on Nikola Tesla.

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Hear This Newly Unearthed Gem Celebrating Nelson Mandela's Trip to NYC

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

On the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, we dug up a special program Soundcheck's John Schaefer created to commemorate the South African leader's historic visit.


Father John Misty, Live In The Greene Space

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The expansive, melodic songwriter known as Father John Misty visits WNYC's Greene Space to play songs from his new record, I Love You, Honeybear.

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Kevin Griffin Is A Man Of Many Voices, Musical Or Otherwise

Thursday, February 05, 2015

From his "day job" as the lead singer of the alt-rock stalwarts Better Than Ezra, Griffin has become a respected Nashville-based songwriter for a huge array of artists. 


Inside the Outsider Vision of Miranda July

Monday, February 02, 2015

The polymorphic artist and performer talks at length about her new book, 'The First Bad Man,' and explains why she might -- just might -- show up at the Oscars. 


Mucca Pazza: Colorfully Clashing Marching Band Rock

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hear the colorful and sprawling marching band Mucca Pazza bring its wild circus show to the Soundcheck studio.


The Manic Musical Worlds of Nick Kroll

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The multi-talented, many-faced comedian talks about the colorful musical personalities that have studded the storyline of 'Kroll Show.' 


Johnny Flynn Hits a New Note in 'Song One'

Friday, January 23, 2015

The British singer-songwriter and actor joins director Kate Barker-Froyland in the Soundcheck studio to talk about their new film 'Song One,' also starring Anne Hathaway. 

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We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together... Probably

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

At a time when bands reform as quickly as they break up, Soundcheck's John Schaefer mulls over what it means for a band to part ways and how soon it will before they reunite.

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The Year's Biggest Authors on Their Favorite Music

Thursday, January 01, 2015

B.J. Novak, David Mitchell, Emma Straub, Marlon James and other authors responsible for 2014's best books hand-pick their favorite songs.


The Under 30 Club: The Best Young Music Makers of 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

From the cool-girl chic of Dum Dum Girls, to Echosmith's family affair, we present some of the best young talent we roped into the Soundcheck studio this year. 


Mica Levi Gets 'Under The Skin' With Her Unsettling Score

Monday, December 29, 2014

Best known as Micachu, the experimental musician adapts her off-kilter sonic palette to the screen for the 2014 Scarlett Johansson sci-fi film.

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Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross Find The Musicality In Noise With 'Gone Girl'

Monday, December 22, 2014

For three decades, the Nine Inch Nails leader and Oscar-winning composer has created innovative and abrasive music. He and collaborator Atticus Ross discuss their score for Gone Girl.

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Prince's 'Purple Rain' Is A Timeless, Triple-Threat Triumph... Mostly

Friday, December 19, 2014

Alan Light discusses 30 years of Prince's master stroke in the new book, 'Let’s Go Crazy: Prince & The Making of Purple Rain.'